Alex Kapadia

Als je geen coureur bent, wat doe je dan?

Frustrated. Very frustrated. Probably far better off too. I run a few franchised wine shops and an internet tyre business too. These do well and give me a steady income to go with the more volatile racing income but they would probably do a lot better if I was around more.

Heb je pre-race bijgeloof?

No real superstitions but I do have a pre-race routine which is designed to get me back into my best frame of mind to perform

Favoriete racecircuit?

Bathurst. Craziest circuit in the world. I like tracks where the driver can make a big difference.

Wie bewonder je?

NHS nurses and doctors. People who work so hard for poor pay and conditions but who do it because they enjoy helping others. I am always amazed by how much they care whenever I visit a hospital.


Italian, ideally served with a decent glass of red wine.

In welke andere serie zou je willen racen?

I would love to race a full season in WEC in LMP2 or Blancpain. But I also really like Aussie V8s. Proper racing in cars that look fun to drive and a series that is really well promoted.

Met welke straatauto rijd je?

A very boring Mercedes 350 CDI. I do not get too excited by road cars.

Alex Kapadia

Meest memorabele racemoment?

Finishing Le Mans 24hrs after the car was gutted by fire in Thursday qualifying. The guys did such an amazing job to rebuild it and it ran perfectly. That and my drive with Murphy Prototypes at the Silverstone ELMS in 2014. I got a last minute call up and had fastest lap for most of the race. That opened a lot of doors for me.

Heb je tattoo's, zo ja welke en waar (wees eerlijk!)?